Bijoya Roy

Contact: bijoya@cwds.ac.in; bijoyaroy@gmail.com

Education

  • Ph.D., Centre for Social Medicine and Community Hebijoyaalth, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • M.Phil., Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • M.A. Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Her research areas encompass the study of public-private partnerships in healthcare (origin, evolution and spread in India across different levels of care); how the restructuring of the state’s role in healthcare has impacted healthcare workforce and studying midwifery practices, emerging policy concerns around birthing and maternal healthcare in India and its interaction with biomedicine.

Publications

Journal Guest Editor

  • Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 23 (1) 2016 Special Issue: Gender and Commercialisation of Health Care   

Book Chapters

  • Roy B, Qadeer I, Sadgopal M, Chawla J, and Gautam S. (forthcoming) Giving Births at Home in India: Developing Women Centric Approach as in Gutschow K and Davis-Floyd R. (eds.) Sustainable Birth in Disruptive Times , Springer Series: Global Maternal and Child Health
  • Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Ensuring Universal Healthcare for India in Qadeer I, Saxena KB and Arathi PM (eds) Universalising Healthcare in India: From Care to Coverage, 2019, Aakar Books, New Delhi
  • (With Karpagam S, Vasan A, Gajraj E, Qadeer I) A Critical look at Public-Private Partnership dor Health Service in Karnataka in Qadeer I, Saxena KB and Arathi PM (eds) Universalising Healthcare in India: From Care to Coverage, 2019, Aakar Books, New Delhi
  • Roy, B. (2015) Public Private Partnership in Healthcare: Trajectories and Experiences from West Bengal in I Qadeer (Ed.) INDIA: Social Development Report 2014: Challenges of Public Health, Oxford University Publication, New Delhi.
  • Qadeer, I., Roy, B., and Gautam, S. (2015) Must History repeat itself? The Role of Dais in Maternity Care in Backward Districts of Himachal Pradesh In Qadeer I (Ed.) INDIA: Social Development Report 2014: Challenges of Public Health, Oxford University Publication, New Delhi.
  • Roy, B. (2010) User Fee Policy in West Bengal: A Case Study in Kelley Michele and Dsouza Deepika (Eds.), The World Bank in India: Undermining Sovereignty, Distorting Development, Orient Black Swan, New Delhi.

Articles

  • Chakravarthi, I., Roy, B., Mukhopadhyay, I., and Barria, S. (2017) Investing in Health – Healthcare Industry in India. Economic & Political Weekly Vol LII, No. 45
  • Roy, B. (2017) Aspiring for Universal Health Coverage through Private Care, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 52, Issue No. 16, 22 April
  • Roy, B. (2016) Corporate Hospitals in India and Representation of Women’s Medical Care, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1. 
  • Roy, B. (2016) Introduction, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Vol. 23 No. 1, 
  • Roy, B. (2014) Restructuring and Shifting Boundaries: What does it mean for Maternal Health care?, Samyukta : A Journal of Women’s Studies, Vol. XIV, No. 2. 
  • Karpagam, S., RoyB., Seethappa, V. K., & Qadeer, I. (2013) Evidence Based Planning – A Myth or Reality: Use of Evidence by the Planning Commission on Public Private Partnership, Social Change, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp 213-226 
  • Roy, B., and Siddharta, Gupta, (2011) Public-Private Partnership and User Fees in Healthcare: Evidence from West Bengal, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLVI, No. 38, Sept. 17-23, pp 74-78.
  • Roy, B. (2010) Outsourcing of Service Provisioning and Changing Employment Relationship in Public Sector Hospitals of West Bengal, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 53 No.(2), pp 409-422
  • Roy, B. (co-authored with Husain Z and S Ghosh) (2009) ‘Top heavy’ systems and quality of health care: A survey of select departments in R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, India”, Social Medicine, Vol.4, No.2
  • Roy, B. Restructuring Public Sector Hospital Services: Marginalising the Poor available online at http://www.esocialsciences.com

Project Report

  • 2016 Singh, A., Roy, B., Qadeer, I., Chawla, J., Caleb, L., Sadgopal, M., and Gautam, S. Establishing the Scope and Pattern of Care by Dais During and After Childbirth in Four Cultural and Geographic Settings in India: The Jeeva Project Study Report, CWDS, New Delhi.

Book Review

  • 2017 Roy, B. Book Review: Sarah Hodges and Mohan Rao (Eds), Public Wealth and Private Wealth: Stem Cells, Surrogates and Other Strategic Bodies. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016, Indian Journal of Gender Studies February, Vol.24, No.1.

Occasional Paper:

  • 2020  Roy, B. Community Health Workers: Gender, Work and Remuneration: A Study of South Asia, Occasional Paper No. 66, Centre for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi.
  • 2008 Husain, Z., Ghosh, S., and Roy, B. Socio-Economic Profile of the Users in Public and Private Sector Hospitals of Kolkata, Occasional Paper No. 14, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata

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